Liquid Sky

1982, Sci-fi, 1h 52m

23 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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An alien creature invades New York's punk subculture in its search for an opiate released by the brain during orgasm.

Cast & Crew

Anna Carlisle
Margaret, Jimmy

Critic Reviews for Liquid Sky

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (22) | Rotten (1)

  • This film doesn't give a Day-Glo damn about making sense, but in its own deadpan, punked-out way, it's quite funny.

    June 9, 2021 | Full Review…
  • It's punk sci-fi, black comedy executed at the level of a vicious high-fashion comic strip; yet it rises above its banalities and leaves an imprint.

    April 28, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The film might sound ludicrous, and it is often funny - intentionally - but it's impassioned rather than some grim joke.

    April 10, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Knowingly kitsch, Liquid Sky uses the most basic effects and featuring music and fashion that were cutting edge at the time, it now looks fashionably retro.

    May 30, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A rare film where color and fantasy don't hide the attempt to discuss love and drugs. [Full Review in Spanish]

    September 6, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Those that are willing to engage with the film on its own strange level will be rewarded with a memorable film experience.

    July 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Liquid Sky

  • Jun 03, 2016
    Arguably the most invasive soundtrack ever put to a film. Intriguing that a movie so defined by its music didn't have anything nearly as good to offer as the God Module track it inspired 20 years later, "Transcend". Though the core concept is fascinating and the aesthetics are brilliant, in all honesty, Liquid Sky can be quite difficult to watch.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 21, 2010
    Completely bizarre disjointed collection of psychedelic scenes can't even really be called a film at least in the narrative sense.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2010
    What a trip! I saw this when I was a wide-eyed kid & it blew me away utterly. I had never seen anything like it. I remember thinking to myself whilst watching it : "Hey, maybe I COULD make a movie after all!!" Don't expect much linear narrative here....this film is all about STYLE....& it explores this theme using a chaotic story about NY junkies & visiting aliens who are after human endorphins released in the brain during orgasm. Oh, yes, & the lead hero & heroine are played by the same mesmerisingly exquisite actress....see, I told you it wouldn't make much sense. Just sit back, crank up the volume for the awesome soundtrack & ENJOY!!
    mirabella 1 Super Reviewer
  • Dec 06, 2009
    This was meant to appeal to that warhol-ish, "fuck me, im original." crowd. but if this was a book, and it looks like it might have been, then it wouldn't be very shocking at all since the characters talk like the kids in the hall in one of their bitchy, whatever sketches. your brain has to have a hole in it big enough to shove applesauce into with a wooden spoon if you have any hope of knowing what the fuck the movie means. anyway, its nice and pretty. and original and shit... once you see it you'll realize "oh, so Lady Gaga DID'NT come up with the idea for those ugly stupid costumes?"
    Coxxie M Super Reviewer

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